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James, aged 52, is married to Julia with three children aged between 18 and 13 years of age. He supports a family of six people and his wife also contributes to the family's upkeep by doing casual work in the neighborhood.

James is a carpenter and has been in this business for 29 years, earning approximately KES 5,000 monthly. This loan of KES 40,000 is his fourth loan from KADET LTD after successfully repaying his previous loans. James will use the loan to buy timber, plywood and blockboard.

He will use the profits to buy modern machinery for his business. His hopes and dreams are that his business will grow into a big company in future.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 619
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,761,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped James to purchase timber, plywood and blockboard.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013